Random Ramsdom, 7/17: Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, & Do What You Can.

Kevin Winter

Michael Sam delivered an emotional speech at the ESPY’s on Wednesday evening. Haven’t seen it? We’ve got you covered, along with a slew of other links to jumpstart your Thursday morning.


Sam Delivers a Powerful Speech at the ESPY’s:  SB Nation



Preseason Wide Receiver Rankings:  NFL.com

Gregg Rosenthal breaks the NFL’s pass-catchers down into six categories:  All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Next Level, Plus Starters, Solid Starters, and Quality with a Catch.  The Rams have two players in his rankings...take a guess where they land.

Best Photos of 2014’s OTA’s:  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Have a look at the best photos from the Rams’ organized team activities from June, 2014.

Time to Produce, Rodney McLeod:  ESPN NFL Nation

As the St. Louis Rams prepare to enter their third training camp under coach Jeff Fisher and staff, much will hinge on the ability of the team's many young players to turn potential into production.

Rams 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook:  CBS Sports

The Rams should be a fun team to watch this season. The pieces are in place to contend for a playoff spot, but we hope there are some Fantasy options who can help along the way.

Silva’s Pre-Camp Power Rankings:  RotoWorld

Evan Silva ranks the 32 NFL teams, which he says are heavily ranked on the QB and defense; "with a special nod to pass rush."  So where does a combination of the the fiercest pass rush in the NFL, along with the QB he finds most mediocre, rank them?

All-NFC West Roster - Offensive Line:  Ramblin’ Fan

Over the past few days, the folks at FanSided have collectively voted on the NFC West’s best offensive backfield, along with the division’s best offensive skill players.  Have a look at their votes for the best offensive lineman in the NFL’s toughest division.

Who is the 49ers Third [And Fourth] Wide Receiver?:  Yahoo! Sports

It’s no secret the Rams have been in search of a legitimate pass-catching, deep threat receiver for the better part of the past decade.  Depth is something they have; finding consistent production within that will be key.  The 49ers, however, do not.

The San Francisco 49ers' third-leading receiver the past three seasons have caught 25, 41 and 20 passes. And those were by fullback Bruce Miller, tight end Vernon Davis and a receiver/kick returner (Kyle Williams) who is no longer in the NFL.

Rams Have Options at Running Back [VIDEO]:  ESPN NFL Nation

ESPN.com St. Louis Rams reporter Nick Wagoner talks about Zac Stacy and the other options at running back.

Sunday Ticket Available Without Satellite Subscription:  CBS Sports

While DirecTV will offer a new NFL Sunday Ticket channel exclusively devoted to fantasy football, you might not have to sign up for the satellite provider in order to see any NFL game you'd like.

That's because appleinsider.com reports that the 2014 season package will be offered on Apple iOS devices that can be watched without an actual DirecTV subscription.


Before 2014 camps open around the league next week, here are five veterans to watch as potential holdouts, ranked by likelihood of sitting out for the start.  Note the pair of 49ers and one relatively important Seahawks’ running back.


This series wraps up with the most important people attached to any organization – the fans. Without them, there’s no reason to play the game. And without the right group of them, it’s very difficult for a team to succeed. Fans provide a home-field advantage, create the buzz that makes a franchise attractive to free agents and provide motivation by being just the right degree of demanding.

Let’s Check In With Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn...

Robert Quinn on New Squad: "They make it easier to make the quarterback uncomfortable." from 101ESPN on Vimeo.

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